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Schedule a Visit / Contact the Admissions Office

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all visits and tours are canceled until further notice. 

Please contact one of the admissions personnel below to find out more.

Great Lakes Maritime Academy visits: The visit consists of a discussion/presentation about the academy (including the application process, career and cadets), a walking tour of the campus (including the ship) followed by group and/or individual meetings. If scheduling permits, the tour will be led by cadets. We require individuals to schedule an appointment prior to making travel plans.


Visit schedule, appointments required:

  • Canceled for 2020: Annual Open House & Official Visit Day.  Typically the third weekend in April (call for confirmation).
  • Canceled for 2020: Jan - early May - Most Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m..
  • Ship visits are unknown at this time: May - August:  The Training Ship State of Michigan is underway on the Great Lakes.  Options are to tour the ship and visit with cadets while they are in a port on the Great Lakes (see ship itinerary) or tour the academy (cadets and ship not present).
  • Late August through January - Most Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., call or email for an appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Maritime Admissions Office:

Contact information

Those with last names A–K, primary contact:

Scott Fairbank

Director of Maritime Admissions
sfairbank@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1213

Those with last names L–Z, primary contact:

Judy Druskovich

Admissions Specialist
jdruskovich@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1209

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The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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